A critical outcome of the Challenge is to establish and strengthen relationships between various parties, that are required for innovation to be successfully converted into viable products – and thus downstream benefits for the country (e.g., jobs, exports, innovation capital etc.).
Industry participation occurs in the form of:
- The NTIP, which forms part of the Production Technology Association of South Africa (PtSA);
- Clinicians and industry experts; and
- Representatives from the South African Medical Device Manufacturing environment.